From the season of melt, a small painting of a stream in the woods as ice and snow are melting away, followed by another painting of the first heavy snowfall. Winter can be grand. Enjoy.
Technical painting notes: Both paintings are on prepared paper. The first received a coat of acrylic gesso front and back, which left thin ridges and a slippery surface – perfect for dragging a knife and layering stains of color. The second painting is on smooth paper with a coat of shellac front and back. Because the shellac soaks into the paper without leaving ridges, the surface is smoother but less slick. It takes the paint more substantively and with less accidental texture.